Presence of Warmth

Presence of Warmth

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Standing on the corner of never say no, my feet are firmly planted in I cannot say I am sorry.

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I touched the presence of warmth on my pillow
it made me feel sure that I was safe,
went back to sleep smoother than my heartbeat.
Then I awoke to find myself hidden
behind memories of you.

Standing on the corner of never say no,
my feet are firmly planted
in I cannot say I am sorry.  
Will I be the rock laying here asking myself
where I found this bitter pill
under my tongue?

Did I sleep while it rained on everything we ever had
until nothing but sand existed
inside all of these silent moments?
When bluebirds sang
about how the stars laugh
was I here drowning
in my pride?

I touched the presence of warmth on my pillow,
then I reached out to yours
felt the cold.
I lay here and listen to the rain
falling smoother than my heartbeat
I have never felt
so alone.

© 2011 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm


Author's Note

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
*Eddie O'Bryan Photography

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This poem has a lot to say about self preservation. Something about the two pillows stuck with me. The warmth of the pillow was almost like the connection between self and inner self. It felt so territorial to me for some reason. I couldn't get over it. The heart under the hardened exterior seemed to surface in the end. This is dynamic and has an amazing amount of things going. Its a cornucopia of emotion.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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This has really touched me in ways I can't explain. I could really feel what you were saying & had grip to it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This may be the saddest thing I have
ever read. It is sad, true, but it is
ingenious in construction and very
clever in content.

I would love to be able to write
something as sound and passionate.

----- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ouch!! this is a terrific poem!!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neva...so sad...poignant....and honest...
I....we have all been there...I think...
but you just have such an extraordinary way of expressing your feelings and making us empathize with you from the warmth of your pillow to the smoothness of your heartbeat...to the pallor of your aloneness.
A wonderful, touching write
as usual
allen

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


This poem caused me to feel alone. I felt each and every emotion.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is a very sad poem i do hope your ok x x x

Posted 9 Years Ago


You write the most amazing poetry!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Beautiful read. I'm astounded by the depth in this one. *hugs*

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It's so easy to hang onto our pride, the bitter pill of sorrow, as we awaken suddenly to realize it all slipped away. The cold of the pillow holds so much...beautifully captured.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on September 8, 2011
Last Updated on September 17, 2011
Tags: sleep, pillow, sorry, pill, rock, bluebirds, alone

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

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Hello, I am Neva, 4i, from Atlanta, Georgia. My latest book and videos: My latest book - Mailing Letters to the Moon rm_f1st('6','182','true','false','000000','av2j3.. more..

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